Celebrities mourn death of Gina Lopez

Celebrities mourn death of Gina Lopez-PUSH TEAM


08/19/2019 04:02 PM
Celebrities mourn death of Gina Lopez
Photo credit: @erwan, @mariesteller IG and Gina Lopez FB

Local celebrities and online personalities took to social media to mourn the death of former Environment Secretary and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. chairperson Gina Lopez who died on Monday, August 19, due to multiple organ failure.

She was 65.

READ: Gina Lopez passes away at 65

A children's rights advocate, Gina is known for founding the Bantay Bata 163, a social welfare program that is dedicated to rescuing young victims of abuse.

As a staunch environmentalist, she had been lauded for her efforts to rehabilitate the Pasig River and La Mesa Watershed, shut down illegal mining operations, and stop the destruction of the environment, among others.

She also established Investments in Loving Organizations for Village Economies (iLOVE) Foundation, which aims to promote local ecotourism opportunities for rural communities.

In wake of her death, there will be a memorial service for the public at the La Mesa Eco Park on August 22 to 23. Viewing time is from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Local stars such as Charo Santos-Concio, Ogie Alcasid, and "Kuya" Kim Atienza remembered Gina as they shared their messages and photos with the well-known philanthropist and environmentalist on their respective social media accounts.



















I have never met someone that was so driven by her passions. Someone who understood that even in front of adversity, we are the change that we want to see in the world. A staunch champion for thousands of voiceless communities and an infallible protector of the environment. Mother Nature personified, Gina leaves behind a legacy that we should all be inspired by, urging us to become better and help out, in whatever little ways we can, to improve the lives of everyone in our country. I spent just 4 days with her in Tawi Tawi and in that small amount of time, we had already spoken about grand plans, to a point where I was left confused by where to start. She woke up earlier than everyone else and met with community leaders, later than the rest of us. She taught us that it's all about moving forward, knowing that the race will never truly end, content with the impact we leave along the way. Like rays of sunshine, your energy will continue to stir our souls, even on the cloudiest days.

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